29 Total Quotes

Mickey Mantle Quotes

Mickey Mantle
Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
Mickey Mantle
#American Athlete Quotes #Hero

Mickey Mantle
I had it all and blew it.
Mickey Mantle
#Fame

Mickey Mantle
The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game.
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Mickey Mantle
Sometimes I sit in my den at home and read stories about myself. Kids used to save whole scrapbooks on me. They get tired of them and mail them to me. I'll go in there and read them, and you know what? They might as well be about Musial and DiMaggio, it's like reading about somebody else.
Mickey Mantle
#Home

Mickey Mantle
My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me everyday after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.
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#Dad

Mickey Mantle
If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.
Mickey Mantle
#American Athlete Quotes #Field

Mickey Mantle
He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie
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#Golf

Mickey Mantle
The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.
Mickey Mantle
#American Athlete Quotes #Running

Mickey Mantle
I guess you could say I'm what this country is all about.
Mickey Mantle
#American Athlete Quotes #Country

Mickey Mantle
As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due.
Mickey Mantle
#American Athlete Quotes #Baseball

Mickey Mantle
But god-damn, to think you're a .300 hitter and end up at .237 in your last season, then find yourself looking at a lifetime .298 average - it made me want to cry.
Mickey Mantle
#God

Mickey Mantle
Mr. Mantle, do you have any observations with reference to the application of antitrust laws to baseball?
Mickey Mantle
#Baseball

Mickey Mantle
My views are just about the same as Casey's.
Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle
He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie.
Mickey Mantle
#American Athlete Quotes